Low6 PDC Home Tour – Play-offs Group 5 Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

What is the PDC Home Tour? With the PDC Tour currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the PDC devised the tournament to supply some darting action to players and fans, with all matches being streamed live from the homes of the players who are involved.

Who is taking part in the PDC Home Tour? All 128 PDC Tour Card holders were invited to take part, though there were some absences in the first phase with the most notable being Michael van Gerwen, whilst Daryl Gurney, Mensur Suljovic and Adrian Lewis were also missing. For a recap of the first phase as well as an overview of the whole tournament, visit our dedicated tournament page.

What is the format of the PDC Home Tour? The tournament is played in a round-robin format consisting of four players per group; the first phase took place over 32 consecutive evenings and we are now left with the 32 group winners, who have been separated into eight groups of four for the play-offs.

Where can I watch the PDC Home Tour? All PDC Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for FREE to ALL registered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.

When is the Low6 PDC Home Tour Play-offs Group 5 taking place? Saturday 30th May, 2020 – 19:30 start (UK)

THE PLAYERS

ROB CROSS

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 21 Winner – 6pts (+5)
(79.29) Rob Cross 5-2 William Borland (77.41)
(81.42) Rob Cross 5-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh (91.17)
(85.00) Karel Sedlacek 4-5 Rob Cross (85.17)

Stats

Average – 82.08
180s – 7 (0.28 per leg)
High finish – 88

H2H
vs Ryan Searle
W4, L0
Last meeting: Rob Cross 5-2 Ryan Searle (Nov 2018 – Grand Slam of Darts)

vs Luke Woodhouse
W3, L1
Last meeting: Rob Cross 6-1 Luke Woodhouse (Mar 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Daniel Larsson
N/A

PROSPECTS
Former World Champion Rob Cross topped Group 21 with three wins from three matches but he finished the night with a tournament average of 82.08 so will certainly have to improve on that if he is to progress further in the competition.

RYAN SEARLE

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 6 Winner – 6pts (+9)
(96.49) Ryan Searle 5-1 Andy Boulton (95.97)
(93.19) James Wade 3-5 Ryan Searle (100.64)
(103.26) Ryan Searle 5-2 Adrian Gray (89.68)

Stats

Average – 100.23
180s – 7 (0.33 per leg)
High finish – 155

H2H
vs Rob Cross
W0, L4
Last meeting: Rob Cross 5-2 Ryan Searle (Nov 2018 – Grand Slam of Darts)

vs Luke Woodhouse
W1, L1
Last meeting: Luke Woodhouse 6-4 Ryan Searle (May 2019 – Euro Tour qualifier)

vs Daniel Larsson
N/A

PROSPECTS
Ryan Searle was one of the most impressive performers in the first phase of the PDC Home Tour having averaged 100.23 in winning all of his three matches in Group 6. That display was no fluke as he proved his class earlier this year when winning a ProTour event in February with victories against Michael van Gerwen, Glen Durrant, Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price along the way.

LUKE WOODHOUSE

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 2 Winner – 6pts (+11)
(89.46) Luke Woodhouse 5-2 Ted Evetts (80.30)
(95.05) Gerwyn Price 0-5 Luke Woodhouse (113.86) *Woodhouse 9-dart finish
(90.56) Luke Woodhouse 5-2 Rowby-John Rodriguez (89.60)

Stats

Average – 95.44
180s – 3 (0.16 per leg)
High finish – 147

H2H
vs Rob Cross
W1, L3
Last meeting: Rob Cross 6-1 Luke Woodhouse (Mar 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Ryan Searle
W1, L1
Last meeting: Luke Woodhouse 6-4 Ryan Searle (May 2019 – Euro Tour qualifier)

vs Daniel Larsson
W1, L0
Last meeting: Luke Woodhouse 6-3 Daniel Larsson (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
Luke Woodhouse made history when he landed a nine-darter in his kitchen on his way to winning Group 2. He recorded an outstanding average of 113 in winning 5-0 against Gerwyn Price on that night and anybody who shows that kind of ability has to be classed as a potential winner of this section.

DANIEL LARSSON

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 23 Winner – 6pts (+11)
(80.23) Kyle Anderson 2-5 Daniel Larsson (83.04)
(84.05) Daniel Larsson 5-2 Dirk van Duijvenbode (89.42)
(87.08) Martin Schindler 0-5 Daniel Larsson (100.20)

Stats

Average – 87.58
180s – 1 (0.05 per leg)
High finish – 148

H2H
vs Rob Cross
N/A

vs Ryan Searle
N/A

vs Luke Woodhouse
W0, L1
Last meeting: Luke Woodhouse 6-3 Daniel Larsson (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
Sweden’s Daniel Larsson was the lowest ranked player in his qualifying group and he defied the odds by winning all three matches to claim a place in the play-offs. Larsson is a very experienced and competent competitor but repeating the feat might be a step too far.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Ryan Searle to win the group

Ryan Searle won a ranking title earlier this year beating some of the biggest and best names in the sport whilst doing so and his performance when qualifying from the first phase of this tournament suggests he has a very good chance of winning this group.

Ryan Searle to beat Rob Cross

I’ve tipped Ryan Searle to win the group and I think he looks to be decent value to come out on top in his match against the group favourite Rob Cross in what should be a good, competitive contest.

Luke Woodhouse -1.5 handicap vs Daniel Larsson

Luke Woodhouse defeated Daniel Larsson 6-3 when they met on the main PDC circuit back in February and I think he is capable of following that up with another win against the Swedish player when they meet in this group.

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